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Week-long workshops for directors

Laboratories is probably the clearest way to describe this week long course. Nigel Charnock and Sue Broadway each acted as mentors for up to eight directors working in or colaborating contemporary circus performance.

Nigel Charnock is a founder member of DV8, founded his own company in 1995 more ...

Sue Broadway offered ways of brought about making highly visual comedy circus theatre. She brings a vast wealth of clowning and circus theatre experience to the course. more...

There were be a number of stages to the days:

i) Rehearsals: each director worked with performers on a short performance piece.

ii) Showings: the performance piece was shown to the entire workshop group.

iii) Discussion: the performance was be critiqued, general problems arising from the performances were be discussed and then tasks were set for the following day’s performances.

iv) Soirées: Circelation hoseted two evening meals, with invited speakers.

The selected directors were expected to bring between 2-5 performers with them for the week.

Sunday 2 – Friday 7 April 2006
Full time Intensive Course

Course only incl two evening meals £250

Circelation 2004
Photo: Paul Floyd Blake
'What makes a good director of circus? Is it a knack at getting the best from the performers? Is it making a scintillating structure or creating a clever context? Is it producing a ‘crowd pleaser’? Is it pursuing a singular vision against all the odds?'
Rose English